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Military Helicopter Donated By Buhari Crashes In Makurdi


SAN FRANCISCO, November 24, (THEWILL) – A military aircraft recently released from presidential fleet and handed over to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, Benue State.

The Agusta AW 101, one of the presidential jets recently handed over to the Nigerian Air Force was a medium-lift helicopter specially designed for military operations.

THEWILL gathered that it was not a major crash as no life was lost but the damages to the helicopter were significant.

The helicopter had landed but suddenly moved up and tumbled due to poor training of crew members who manned its operation.

However, the NAF Public Relations Officer in Makurdi, Okon Bassey, feigned ignorance of the incident while his assistant, simply identified as Gambo, said nothing of such happened at the NAF base.

Story by Oputah David